Capture the personality of your pet: Draw a customized portrait | Jennifer Moorhead | Skillshare

Capture the personality of your pet: Draw a customized portrait

Jennifer Moorhead, Artist, Art Professor, Entrepreneur

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10 Lessons (38m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Choosing your pet photographs

    • 3. Drawing techniques

    • 4. Shapes

    • 5. Proportions

    • 6. Eyes (part one)

    • 7. Eyes (part two)

    • 8. Values (part one)

    • 9. Value (part two)

    • 10. Final thoughts


About This Class

This class is about drawing the personality of your pet from a photograph(s) using pencil. Not only will the results be rewarding but the process of creating will be fun! There are simple steps to learn to draw a pet's face to create a portrait. Your drawing skill level can be a beginner to intermediate. The class project is creating one pencil portrait drawing of your pet. 

The basic skills you will be learning are:

  1.  Selecting your pet photographs to use for the drawing project
  2. Drawing techniques
  3.  Shape
  4.  Proportion
  5. Drawings eyes - to reflect the “spirit” of your pet
  6. Value






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Jennifer Moorhead

Artist, Art Professor, Entrepreneur

My Unique Art Teaching Method:

I incorporate the same art concepts that I taught in college for over 34 years but modified exercises that are fast-paced, easy to understand and simple to make. The exercises are all hands-on. This allows you to really explore and experiment with the art concepts...while having fun!

My most recent review in 2019:

This review really exhibits why I teach art...just to help others to understand that art is...

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